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City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

February 13, 2013

Pensacola City Council members this week spoke out against Mayor Ashton Hayward’s apparent intention—relayed via a public statement from Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino—to use a recently passed gas tax to further economic development efforts…

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Dog Days and Polishing the Key

February 6, 2013

Pensacola Beach may be seeing dogs, and Perdido Key may be seeing ‘beach.’ During tomorrow’s Escambia County Commission meeting commissioner’s will consider changing the name of the Key and establishing two dog parks on Pensacola Beach.…

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RESTORE Committee Taking Shape

January 25, 2013

Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is beginning to take shape. While the full committee will reveal itself by the end of the month, some seats have already been assigned. Earlier this week, a collective…

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RESTORE’s Mr. Green

January 23, 2013

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he…

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Hayward’s RESTORE Pick

January 22, 2013

The Pensacola City Council will be asked Thursday to approve David Penzone as the city’s representative on Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee. City Administrator Bill Reynolds informed council of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s choice during this afternoon’s…

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January 17, 2013

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said…

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Work, It’s For the Dogs

January 14, 2013

The Escambia County Commission will consider this week if two contract kennel technician positions should be changed from contract to full-time jobs. Currently the county uses contractual labor to perform various work. It has had difficulty…

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And the Nominees Are …

January 14, 2013

With this afternoon’s deadline approaching, Escambia County has released an updated list of nominees for the RESTORE advisory committee’s environmental seat. A list of organizations which have qualified to participate in the seat’s selection process—as well…

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The Price of Peace and Quiet

January 8, 2013

Hashing out the specifics of a possible noise ordinance, some members of the Escambia County Commission flinched upon hearing the $2,000-plus price tag for decibel readers. Not Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who said the investment would be…

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Looking Out for 4-H

January 4, 2013

Prior to approving the design contract for a planned 4-H center last night, the Escambia County Commission dug deep into the organization’s concerns pertaining to costs and the possibility of securing land for agricultural purposes. “I…

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4-H Confusion?

January 3, 2013

Two Escambia County commissioners are appearing hesitant to pull the trigger on moving forward with the planned 4-H center on Stefani Road. “There’s such a misunderstanding out there,” Commissioner Wilson Robertson said during this morning’s work…

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Commission Jumps Into 2013

January 2, 2013

The first Escambia County Commission meeting of 2013 is scheduled for tomorrow, with commissioners taking up a range of issues, including the search for a county administrator and restructuring of the RESTORE Act advisory committee. Since…


How to be a better elected official in 2013

January 2, 2013

Forbes has published a slideshow on how employees can be better. I’ve adapted the 14 points for elected officials. 1. Anticipate your district’s needs. What are the issues in your district? Not your issues–theirs. 2. Get…

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At-Large RESTORE Seats

December 21, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act…

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County Looks for Lorax

December 19, 2012

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the…